The Astrological Society of Princeton, N.J., Inc.

2016-2017 Workshops and Classes


Spring 2017: 

Workshop Location: 142 Bull Run Road, Ewing, NJ 08638.  609-924-4311

Saturday, April 8th, 2017     1:00-5:00 PM   
Madalyn Hillis-Dineen,  Hands-on Astrology: Getting the Most out of Solar Fire
Solar Fire is the world's most popular astrology program.  In this special workshop, presented by popular demand, Madalyn Hillis-Dineen explores the features of Solar Fire and ways you can use it to become a better astrologer.  Topics covered include: Setting Preferences, Casting Charts of All Types, Overview of the Reports in Solar Fire, Using Solar Maps, Customizing Wheel and Page Designs, and much more.

This is a hands-on, in-depth workshop and attendees are welcome to bring their laptops.  There will be plenty of time for questions and exploration of new techniques, depending on the interest of participants.


Madalyn Hillis-Dineen began her study of astrology with the Uranian system in 1979 and has taught, lectured and practiced Uranian (Symmetrical Astrology) techniques for nearly 40 years; she is also a certified Astro*Carto*Graphy interpreter and is a CA NCGR-PAA.  She is also the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Astrolabe, Inc  An active leader in the astrological community, Madalyn is the winner of the 1995 UAC Regulus Award for Community Service, the winner of the NCGR Sisyphus Award in 2012 and was the national Chair of  NCGR from 2005-2011 and one of the coordinators of UAC 2008 and 2012. Her website is

Contribution: $40 members and students; $60 non-members
Location: 142 Bull Run Road, Ewing, NJ 08638

Saturday, May 13th, 2017     1:00-5:00 PM   
Robert Hand,  
Planetary Periods and Directions
It is not generally known that the entire corpus of primary directions in western astrology were originally used to determine planetary periods (as in Hindu dasas) and planetary time-lords. One version of this is laid out in Ptolemy Book IV. This non-technical workshop will introduce the history of these methods, discuss some of the variations, and place particular emphasis on the directions of the Ascendant through the terms (in Latinized Arabic Algebutar). One interesting result is that we have new evidence as to which set of terms is the correct one. Work by myself (preliminary in my case) and others suggests that this may be one of the most significant rediscoveries from traditional astrology yet.

Robert Hand, PhD has been a student of astrology since 1960 and a full-time professional astrologer since 1972. His books include Planets in Composite, Planets in Transit, Planets in Youth, Horoscope Symbols and Essays on Astrology, and a number of shorter works on traditional astrology.  He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Early Modern and Medieval Studies from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  Rob is a Patron of the Faculty of Astrological Studies and a former Chairman of the National Council for Geocosmic Research.  He has been has been a translator of traditional astrological texts from Latin in connection with his company ARHAT and also has an active astrological consulting practice. His website is

$40 members and students; $60 non-members
Location: 142 Bull Run Road, Ewing, NJ 08638



All classes are 8 weeks in length.  Note class locations below.

Spring 2017:  To be announced.


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